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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois

58 Colleges
$55,434 Avg Salary
$41,169 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions School for You

Allied Health Professions is the #12 most popular major in Illinois with 3,304 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois ranking. Our analysis looked at 58 schools in Illinois to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois

The following schools top our list of the Best Allied Health Professions Colleges.

Top 10 Best Allied Health Professions Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Midwestern University - Downers Grove the best school in Illinois for allied health professions students. Midwestern University - Downers Grove is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Downers Grove.

After completing their degree, allied health graduates from Midwestern University - Downers Grove carry an average student debtload of $117,415. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $1,368, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Northwestern University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois list. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Allied Health majors at Northwestern U take out an average of $113,643 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,324.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois list. RFUMS is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of North Chicago.

After completing their degree, allied health graduates from RFUMS carry an average student debtload of $117,924. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,374.

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Rush University

Chicago, IL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rush University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois list. Located in the large city of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, allied health majors at Rush University Medical Center accumulate an average of around $62,453 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $710.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of St Francis is a great place for allied health professions students. Located in the large suburb of Joliet, University of Saint Francis is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Allied Health majors at University of Saint Francis take out an average of $82,335 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $946, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Southern Illinois University Carbondale did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, allied health graduates from SIUC take out $56,795 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $648.

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Illinois State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, allied health graduates from Illinois State take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

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Resurrection University

Chicago, IL

Resurrection University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois list. Located in the large city of Chicago, Resurrection University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

With a ranking of #9, Eastern Illinois University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. EIU is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Charleston.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at EIU take out is $24,225. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $251, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Lewis University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois list. Located in the large suburb of Romeoville, Lewis is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,921
Ohio 3,900
Indiana 1,333
Wisconsin 2,538

One of 34 majors within the area of study, allied health professions has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Allied Health

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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